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THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH
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J. L. GILLESPIE, Editor and Publisher
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VOLUME 1—NUMBER 118.
GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, $
ÎDNESDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 17, 1917.
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RUSSIANS TAKE OFFENSIVE ON
SERETH LINE, RECAPTURE VADENI
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Town Recently Taken by Teutonic Forces is Re
captured—Is Very Near Danube Port of Gal
atz—Germans Are Repulsed.
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(By Associated Press)
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The Russians along the Sereth line
in northern Rumania have taken the
offensive and have captured Vadeni,
six miles southwest of the Rumanian
Danube port °* Halatz, according to i
» report from Petrograd today. |
According to the French war office !
the German troops on the Somme ■
front have been repulsed in several ]
attacks.
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TWO STEAMERS SUNK.
(By Associated Press)
London, Jan. 17—Lloyd's announces
that the Norwegian steamers Sol
and Otto have been sunk.
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London, Jan. 17 An Athens dis
patch says that the Greek government
has accepted the Entente's ultimatum
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GREECE GIVES IN.
(By Associated Press)
JURY RETURNS
5 TRUE BILLS
After Brief Session of Day and a
Half Grand Jury Adjourned
Yesterday Afternoon.
After probably the shortest session
ever held by a grand jury in Leflore
County ,the jury empaneled Monday
at noon by Judge Frank E. Everett
upon convening the January term of
Circuit Court, adjourned yesterday
afternoon after examining 21 witness
es and returning five indictments into
open court. So far as is known thiff
is a record session of the Leflore
County grand jury.
Because of the fact that the grand
jury at the last session of court, which
was held in November, examined the
County Farm and the County Home
and found them in first class condi
tion the present grand jury did not
make an examination.
A special committee was named to
visit various buildings in the county
and examine them as to the neces
sqry precautions taken for the safety
bf'human lives' in case of fire. The
committee was unanimous that the
majority of the buildings in Green
wood were not properly provided for
in such cases and the attention of the
owners and lessees was called to that
in
of
fhet.
IThe books of the Sheriff and other
county officials were examined and
found correct. The jail was exam
ined and found to be properly kept.
The report stated that several Jus
tices of the Peace in the county had
recently tried felony cases without
calling in the County Prosecuting
Attorney. They were told that this
added an unnecessary expense when
the case came before the grand jury
and they were told that in trying such
cases the County Prosecuting Attor
ney must be called in.
There was very little to investigate
ia the reason for the short session.
The Quart Law practically eliminat
ing blind tigers there was very little
»long that line to investigate, that
being the work that generally takes
the most time in the grand jury room.
This short session of the grand jury,
which body is composed of men of un
questionable character, speaks well
for the lawfulness of the county.
The grand jury has not been dis
missed yet and can be. called back at
»»y time during the next four weeks
by Judge Everett should he see fit
Hu members of the jury have, how
«Ver, drawn their warrants.
The court yesterday continued in
•tride set Monday .and much work
*»a accomplished. The docket for
the present term of tourt is much
lighter as a result. Four cases were
dismissed entirely, two were contin
n «l, one was granted a new trial and
two were heard.
In the case of the Gagger Coal Co.,
v *' J- L. Haley the defendant was
given 60 days in which to plead.
In the case of the Wade Hardware
®°.> v *- J. L. McLean the Court or
nared that the plaintiff recover from
the defentant the sum of $642.98 with
•ight per cent, interest from date of
the order. The defendant was not In
tourt.
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New
AMERICAN COWBOYS GOT SIX.
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*»"le With Mexicans Résulta In
Hesth of That Number.
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of the Venezelists, arrested following
the outbreak of December the first, is
expected hourly.
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i AUSTRIAN SHIP TORPEDOED.
| <B$ Associated Press)
! Rome, Jan. 17—An Austrian ship
■ waa torpedoed January 14th, near the
] Dalmatian Archipelago, by a French
submarine, according to an official
'communication issued today by the
admiralty. The submarine was fruit
lessly attacked by an airplane.
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MANY AIRPLANES SHOT DOWN. I
(By Associated Press)
Berlin, Jan. 17—Sixty-six airplanes 1
j of the Entente Powers were shot !
j down on the battle fronts- during the
; month of December, according to the
German war office today. Twenty two
machines are in the possession of the
Central Powers.
AN EPIDEMIC OF
DREAD DISEASE
Public Meetings in West Virginia
Towns Suspended Because of
Infantile Paralysis.
(By Associated Press)
Fairmont, W. Va., Jan. 17—All
public meetings in Elkens, Grafton,
and Fairmont today were suspended
because of an epidemic of Infantile
Paralysis. Forty nine cases have de
veloped and nine deaths have occurred
in the three towns.
and
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COMPARATIVE VALUES OF FARM
PRODUCTS IN UNITED STATES.
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Jan. 17—A record was
established last year in the value of
farm crops produced in the United
States, notwithstanding that produc
tion of most of the crops fell far short
of records. The high prices made the
aggregate crop value $8,934,587,000 as
just announced by the Department of
Agriculture. Value ef the crops by
States and the rank of each State fol
lows:
Values, stated in millions, ie., three
ciphers omitted.
STATE
the
day
hold
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VALUE
1916
1915
.$ 89,237 $ 58,076
19,443
39,262
46,811
Maine
New Hampshire .. 26,714
42,782
50,621
Vermont
Massachusetts
Rhode Island ..
Connecticut
New York.
New Jersey ....
Pennsylvania
Deleware .
Maryland .
Virginia
West Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
5,102
6,408
30,832
267,725
58,360
232,406
12,362
68,905
162.703
68,946
197,185
148,627
234,147
43,122
145,997
158,260
150,327
112,940
412,826
171,774
147.704
259,069
233,039
408,882
190,904
176,220
241,948
829,027
42,192
293,329
79,326
299,408
17,847
87,001
215,886
87,262
274,435
192,468
348,924
60,496
220,888
than
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"war
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Georgia
Florida
Tennessee
Alabama
Mississippi . 190,674
Louisiana
158,469
182,845
684,851
223,723
250,611
Texas ..........
Oklahoma
Arkansas ....
Ohio ............
Indians
Illinois .
Michigan ....
Wiseonsin ....
Minnesota
Iowa .-.
Missouri .
North Dakota . 167,644
South Dakota
Nebraska ....
281,223
. 286,384
. 478,102
. 283,748
. 264,599
. 269,874
..... 616,668
. 260,049
222,924 the
168,216 les.
246,489
260,517 they
147,004
86,396 the
25,108 class
71,978
15,376
10,262
26,865
12,988
48,736
93,634
70,679
204,747
289,899
190,843
890,616
314.463
Kentucky .. 219,821
121,055
36,823
106.463
22,670
18,626
43,436
17,148
75,136
128,960
106,474
271,668
Kansas
Montana ....
Wyoming ..
Colorado
New Mexico
Arizona ....
Utah
Nevada .
Idaho .
Washington
Oregon .
California
GETS NEW APPOINTMENT.
Arkansas Soldier. Boy on Border Gets
Promotion.
(By Associated Press)
Deming, N. M., Jan. 17-Battaltlon
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NATIONS MOURN
ADMIRAL DEWEY,
Arrangements for Funeral Discussed
at White House—Will Probably
Be on Saturday.
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Jan. 17—Funeral ar
rangements for Admiral Dewey, who
died here' last night in his eightieth
year, were discussed today at a con-1
ference between President Wilson,
Secretary Daniels and Admiral Bad-,
ger. The funeral probably will take
place Saturday and interment be
made in the Arlington National Cem
etery.-
In official and diplomatic circles and
elsewhere the loss of the country's
must distinguished naval officer is
mourned today. President Wilson
and Secretary Daniels paid high trib
ute to Admiral Dewey.
American naval vessels and sta
tions throughout the world received
the word by wireless of the Admiral's
death with on order to display all
flairs at half mast
His death was'due to a general
break down, accompanied by Arterio
Scelrosis, and occurred at 5:66 yester
day evening.
It has practically beer, decided to
hold the funeral services in the Capi
tol building under dome at eleven
o'clock Saturday.
WEST TO FARE BETTER AFTER
THE WAR.
Chicago, Jan. 17—(By Union Asso
ciated Press)—Now that everyone be
lieves that peace must come sooner
than was expected, the question up
permost in the mind of the financial
communities of the West is whether
there will be a "slump" in American 1
business after the war. The West, :
.not having had a large amount of.
"war business" that has come to man
ufacturers in the East ,is in better
shape to withstand the loss of such
trade. Yet even the West admits that
the general and collective outcome is
a mere guess.
GOGGLES NOT IN SOLDIERS' KITS
Washington, Jan. 17—(By Union
Associated Press)—The sun and sand
storms on the* border have made it
necessary for troops doing service in
the enviorns of Mexico to have gogg
les. At first the men purchased the
goggles from tlteir private funds, but
they have proved so useful sb pre
ventitives of serious eye trouble that
the War Department has decided to
class them as a necessary part of
equipment andVill issue them gratui
tously to all troops serving on the
border or wherever else they mad be
needed. In addition to these ordinary
goggles, special eye protectors will be
issued to aviators and automobile
drivers.
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«WATCH YOUR STEP" MAKES
IIIT IN GRBBNVILLE.
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two car-loads of scenery. Show ha»
Greenville, Misa., Jan. 18, 1917.
jMgr. Schilling .Greenwood Theatre,
Greenwood, Miss.
Can recommend 'Watch Your Step'
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COTON, GRAIN
AND PROVISIONS
New York Cotton Closed 13 to 15
Down, New Orleans 18 to 20
Points Off—Spots Lose.
1 emoon at a small net loss New York
: being down 13 to 16 points and New
j Orleans 18 to 20 points. Spots at
New York were off 30 points and 37
points at New Orleans. Sales 1,855
bales.
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NEW YORK MARRET.
Prev.
Open High Low Close Close
'Oct. 16.28 16 32 16.09 16 26 16.39
j jjch 17.20 17.32 17.04 17.32 17.44 >
May 17.45 17.63 17.26 17.61 17.65
July 17.41 17.54 17.27 17.61 17.65
13 t0 15 down,
The cotton markets closed this aft
NEW ORLEANS MARKET.
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0pen H,gh Low Close Clos<?
Oct 16.88 15.98 15.76 15.98 16.08
" ch 16-92 16 94 16 60 16 90 17 03
? lay 17-08 77 11 16-80 17 08 17-21
^ u y 17-16 17-22 16-89 17-19 1 7-36
Clo8ed 18 t0 20 down
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LIVERPOOL MARKER.
Close.
10.31
Prev. Close
10.58
Jan-Feb.
Mcb.-Apr.
May-June
Spots 10.81
Sales 8,000
10.37
10.64
10.37
10.68
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CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET.
Prev. Close.
Close
of
ed
of
Wheat.
May
Corn
1.87 7-8
1.88
May
.99 1-2
1.00 1-2
Oats.
May
.68 1-8
.67 5-8
CHICAGO PROVISIONS.
Close Prev. Close,
Pork
Jan.
Lard
Jan.
Ribs.
Jan.
29.20
29.16
16.26
16.20
15.40
15.42
NEW YORK COTTON OIL MARKET
Prev. Close.
Close.
12.22
May
12.22
12.26
July
12.25
20,000 BALES LOST.
It is reported from New York that
a Swedish steamer has been sunk
with 20,000 bales of cotton as a
cargo.
of
the
DAILY COTTON LETTER.
New Orleans, Jan. 17—Wire infor
mation from New York reported
Marine insurance up 10 per cent, but
the British government rate is un
changed at two per cent. Cotton has
apparently no friend at present ex
cept the spot holders and their ability
and nerve are being severely tested,
but there is no sign of weakening, nor
is there reason to give in. A prom
inent spot house in Alabama gives
the stock at 81 interior towns in the
Atlantic territory as 60,000 against
112,000 last year, and say that hold
ers pay no attention to fluctations in
contracts. They an» holding for 20
to 25 cents. They ^vise spinners to
buy contracts in New York and here,
»ml take up ths cotton, as In this way
tic
of
ed
ing
MILITARISM OF
U. S. CRITICISED
Rome Newspaper Says American Mil
itary Program Surpasses Even
That of Germany.
ed editorial the Messagero attacks
what it calls the "American Militar
isnp" The paper says,
Wilson preaches pacifism but .under
his administration the greatest mili
tary program, even surpassing that
of Germany, is passed. America is
preparing to become the second great
naval power of the world. American
> m Perialism after Cuba, the Phillipp
> nes , the Sandwich Islands and Pan
ama ' B now looking at Canada and
Mexico,
(By Associated Press)
Rome. Jan. 17—In a strongly word
President
THE WEATHER
Forecast.
Mississippi — Continued overcast
tonight and Thursday, probably local
rains.
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY 75
YEARS OLD.
New York, Jan. 17—(By Union As
sociated Press)—Seventy-five years
ago eoming revolutionary storms had
just begun to gather ominously in Eu- j
rope when the first American orches- .
tral society was inapgurated. Today |
that society---The Philharmonic So-1
ciety of New York—began the cele- j
bration of its founding, while another
hurricane devastates European na
tions. The celebration takes the form
of a series of concerts to be held dur
ing "Festival Week." Musical socie
ties from all parts of the United
States have sent greetings to the
Philharmonic and several distinguish
ed musical associations will vist the
society during the next seven days
and render special programs. Mr.
Oswald Garrison Villard is president
of the Philharmonic Society of New
York.
BIG YALE CELEBRATION.
New Haven, Conn., Jan. 17—(By
Union Associated Press)—Yale's lar
gest celebration of its football vic
tories ever, Harvard, Princeton, Col
gate and other rivals, takes place to
night, when the players and coaches
will be the guests of the members of
the Yale Club, of this city.
they get it $4 to $8 cheaper and more.
First trades here were at a decline
of from 25 to 26 points from which
the market rallied a little but further
sharp break in Liverpool and news
that a German raider in South Atlan
tic waters had sunk 21 steamers,
caused aggressive selling and a de
cline to 16.80 for May. Short in
terest is growing rapidly and there
should be sharp rallies on the strength
of technical conditions, justifying
buying on these political breaks. This
discount of futures under spots is un
tenable and unless spots give way,
which does not seem likely, futures
must come up unless there it a total j
political collapsè. Liverpool follow
ed the break in our markets, déclin
ing as much as 29 points towards the !
close. Spot quotations may be low
ered again today on some insignifl
cant quantity sold, but the bulk of
spots is firmly held and no offering«.
J. f. CLARK! à CO.
TODAY'S SESSION OF THE LEAK
HEARING SUDDENLY POSTPONED
Witnesses Were Notified to Appear Tomorrow—
Coifimittee Wants Congress to Give It Auth
ority to Employ Counsel
sion of the leak hearing being con-i
ducted by the House Rules Commit-1
1
was about to open. The postpone- j
ment was made so the committee j
I m '8ht a»k the House for the auth -1
' ority to employ counsel. Witnesses i
! were notified to appear tomorrow. j
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Jan. 17—Today's
ses
: tee was suddenly postponed just as it
GERMAN RAIDER
IN THE ATLANTIC
Eight British and Two French Ves
sels Sunk—Two Steamships Cap
tured—Where abouts Unknown.
(By Associated Press)
London, Jan. 17—Eight British
and two French merchant vessels are
believed to have been sunk by a Ger
man raider. The ships sunk were the
British Dramatist, Radnorshire, Min
ieh, Netherby Hall, Mount Temple, 1
King George, Géorgie and the Vol
taire while these flying the French
flag were, the Nantes and the Asni- i
eres.
The steamships St. Theodore and
Yarrowdale have been captured. The
whereabouts of these vessels is not
known but were last reported in the ,
South Atlantic indicating that the j
raider is at work off the cost of South
America.
(* uco > Brazil, Monday of the Japanese
s teamship Hudson Maru which had
a * ,oar d the masters and 237 men of
the crews of the vessels destroyed be
tween December 12th and Jan. 12tb. i
ADD GERMAN RAIDER.
The first news of the raider
receive d upon the arrival at Pemam
was
WEATHER GROWS
LITTLE WARMER
Forecast for Tonight and Tomorrow
is 'Continued Overcast With Lo
cal Rains Very Probable.
A slight moderation in the temper
ature has been in evidence since la le
yesterday afternoon, though the
balmy breezes of spring have yet to
blow. The weather man promises
continued overcast tonight and Thurs
day with rains very probable. The
temperature this morning at seven
o'clock stood at exactly the same
figure as it did at ten o'clock last
day afternoon and while very slow
was noticeable. By midnight water
was beginning to run in the gutters
along the streets. This morning most
of the walks and streets were full of
slush still slick under foot.
The thraw seems to be from the
ground side, the temperature of the j
atmosphere still being below freezing
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RUSSIA'S INTERNAL FORCES !
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v he All,€ V cemg ln
such a bond a guarantee for its fu
ture political and economic progress.
A certain part of the Russian bur
IZtZi r if Z PrU '? w m ' ha f.
identified itself with the dark forces"
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j night and 4las climed a few degrees
. since that hour this morning. At one
| o'clock this afternoon it stood at 30
degrees above
j The thaw commenced late yester
zero.
point.
FIGHTING.
Petrograd, Jan. 17—(By Union As
sociated Press)—The new year in
Russia—which comes fourteen days
after the European and American new
year—has opened with a violent strug
gle between the forces of democracy
and those of bureaucracy. The Rus
sian democracy has bound its fortunes
that are endeavoring to bring about a
separate peace between Russia and
Germany. The new premier, Prince
Golitzin is an acknowledged sympath
izer with the bureaucrats and develop
ments of the near future will depend
largely upon the power he is able to
show.
Prince Golitzin-Muravlin, the new
Ru 8gitn prem ie r j, 66 years old today,
j Ha ia the first prince to become prem
\\„ ,nd comes from one of the most
illuetriou. families in Russia. He is
! ,1*0 a poet, dramatist and author. He
ha. not had the experience, however,
which copies from the contact with all
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY HONORS.
classes of people.
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Take The Deity Commonwealth.
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Frank Vanderlip, Malcomb Me
Adoo, a brother of Secretary McAdoo,
and othera are waitin S to testify. J.
P> Mo1 *"' 11 ia wil1
1 appear tomorrow. Thomas W. Lew
son is resdy to return to the stand
j and Mrs. Ruth Visconti has been
j served with a subpoena.
By unanimous consent the time for
i the committee to report was
j thirty days by the House.
BRITISH FIRM .
GETS CONTRACT
For Three Million Dollars Worth of
Armor Piercing Projectiles-for
American Navy.
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Jan. 17—A contract
for armor-piercing 1 projectiles of the
114 and 16 inch type, totalling $3,141,
000 was today awarded by Secretary
Daniels to Hadficlds, Ltd., an Y-ng K.u
1 munitions company. The bids of
Americans were more than $200 a
shell in excess of Harff frMs .
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COTTON LOST
,

$250 A BALE
(By Associated Press)
New Orleans, Jan. 17—Reports of
the German Raider and selling pres
sure caused a drop of $2,50 in cotton
here today,
News of German/Raider and Selling
Pressure Forced Price Down at
New Orleans.
MUCH WORK FOR
CITY COUNCIL
Regular Meeting Last Night Haid'at
the City Hall—Numerous Ques
tions Up.
The Board of City Commiasionen
met in regular session last night at
the City Hall and transacted busi
»ess of much interest to the general
public. The session lasted until after
ten o'clock. All members were pres
ent
The questions of meat inspection,
the drainage of Congress Heights, a
permit to build a spur track from the
Southern Railway to the building re
cently occupied by the Kimbrough
Auto Company's shop on Williamson
Street, the final paving assessments
on Washington Street and the half
month salary of the Fire Department,
It is understood that arrangements
are being made to secure a branch of
the large machine shops for the city
to be located on the site of the Kim
Much discussion resulted over the
Question of the drainage of Congress
Heights, which matter has been
peatedly brought before the Council.
'Che Council will at an early date look '
at the ground in question and reach
a decision in the matter.
The matter of meat inspection was
postponed for final action until the
next meeting of the Council. If the
plan as devised is carried out an in
spector will be appointed to examine
the animal to be slaughtered and ta
examine the meat later. Many towns
and cities have established this office
and find much Food results. So far
« Greenwood is concerned the only
objection is that it would work a ✓
hardship on certain le ^ view of
the f 8C t that it would virtually pro
hibit country bee{ from being sold in
the city. The only way that the conn
try man could sell his beef in town
would be to kill and dress it at ths
City slaughter pen and have it ex
amined like the rest.
brough Auto Co. garage, mentioned
above.
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LEVINSKY TO BOX MOHA.
Youngstown, Ohio, Jan, 17—(By
Union Associated Press)—Battling
Levinsky and Bob Moha an matched
to fight in this city tonight Levine
ky has a $1,000 guarantee and a 80
per cent, previlege.
CONTRACT BLANKS FOB SALB.
The Commonwealth office has far
CONTRACT BLANKS. BLANK
BILLS OF SALB, PAT-BOLL
blanks, promissory sad co*
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